Elaine Morgan


Born
in Hopkinstown, Wales, The United Kingdom
November 07, 1920

Died
July 12, 2013

Genre


Welsh feminist and proponent of the aquatic ape evolution theory, which claims that mankind evolved from sea-based apes.

Morgan was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2009 Birthday Honours for services to literature and to education.

Average rating: 4.06 · 1,480 ratings · 164 reviews · 24 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Descent of Woman

4.15 avg rating — 653 ratings — published 1972 — 19 editions
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The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis

3.95 avg rating — 274 ratings — published 1982 — 11 editions
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The Scars of Evolution

4.14 avg rating — 188 ratings — published 1990 — 7 editions
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The Descent of the Child: H...

3.95 avg rating — 74 ratings — published 1994 — 4 editions
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Aquatic Ape

3.88 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 1982 — 5 editions
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The Naked Darwinist: Questi...

3.78 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 2008
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Knock 'Em Cold, Kid

3.69 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Falling Apart

3.20 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1978 — 4 editions
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Pinker's List

3.80 avg rating — 5 ratings
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Women And Society

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1975
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More books by Elaine Morgan…
“It would make it that much harder to delude ourselves that humanity's ancestors, alone in the animal kingdom, lost their hair by wandering out into the sunshine.”
Elaine Morgan, The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis

“In short, the fossil record is perfectly compatible with the supposition that at some time between eight and six million years ago, at the north end of the Rift Valley where the most ancient hominid remains have been found, one section of the l. c. a. population found itself living in a watery environment and—whether by choice or under duress—began to adapt to a semi-aquatic existence.”
Elaine Morgan, The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis: Most Credible Theory of Human Evolution

“The trouble with specialists is that they tend to think in grooves. From time to time something happens to shake them out of that groove.”
Elaine Morgan, The Descent of Woman

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